Future of the Environment

David Attenborough: The planet can’t cope with overpopulation

British naturalist David Attenborough acknowledges the applause after receiving the 2009 Prince of Asturias award for Social Sciences from Spain's Crown Prince Felipe during a ceremony at Campoamor theatre in Oviedo, northern Spain, October 23, 2009. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez (SPAIN ROYALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) - GM1E5AO0BF101

'Very alarming' ... the renowned naturalist has turned his attention on a growing global problem Image: REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

Kate Whiting
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 The world’s population is still growing rapidly
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 How populations compare by age
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